Career and Advanced Technology Center, Community College of Philadelphia
In partnership with Lavallee Brensinger Architects, SG was engaged by the Community College of Philadelphia to transform the college’s West Philadelphia Regional Center into a destination providing high-quality academic, career, and technical programs supporting career-focused students entering the region’s workforce. The main objective of this effort is to create a dynamic, identity-focused center that will provide students with the ideal learning environment for mastering technologies of the ever-evolving industry and healthcare workplaces.
The existing West Campus facility will be demolished and replaced with a parking lot for over 60 vehicles. The proposed three-story, 75,000 SF facility will replace the existing parking lot and automotive technologies center. The new facility will include state-of-the-art advanced and adaptive technologies for instructional space and study areas, laboratory service bays for automobiles, large vehicles, and stationary and small engine equipment. Comprehensive instruction and training in this facility will focus on automotive and stationary equipment, servicing current and future technologies inclusive of, at a minimum, diagnostic and repair procedures, and techniques for vehicles powered with gasoline, diesel, biotech, electric drives propane and compressed natural gas on the ground floors. The second and third stories will consist of a variety of classrooms and laboratory spaces supporting the automotive program, materials technologies and healthcare programs.